Greene, Clara 2011-03-09
Clara Greene lived at Gem, Texas for more than 70 years. She talks about her life and farming at Gem.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Clara Greene
Additional Parties Recorded: n/a
Date: March 9, 2011
Location: Canadian, Texas
Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson
Background, Born in Bryan County, Oklahoma, Move to Sayers, TX, Work at Greyhound bus station, Marriage, Life at Gem, Dust storms of 1930’s, Depression Era, Alfalfa grown in Oklahoma, Farming at Gem, Crops grown, Prairie chickens, Turkeys, Techniques of gardening, Used chicken fertilizer, Storage, Various chores done by her husband, Husband’s death, Other Recollections, Health issues, Rented the farmlands, Issues with deer, Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy, Getting her driver’s license, First car accident, The town of Gem, Establishments, State today, Found a buggy whip, Sewed in her free time, Children went to high school at Canadian, Blue Ridge country school, Area served, Location, The teachers, Decline, About her Family, Husband did not serve in WW II, Daughter is a paramedic, Her husband’s occupation, Changes in Canadian, Politicians involved in Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Farm Life at Gem, Power source, Rounding up cattle, Rattlesnakes, Hobbies and other stories, Children love growing up on farm, Tatting skills, Quilting Vegetation in eastern Oklahoma, Stories of farm, Prairie chickens, Wild turkeys, House fires, Discussion about fire at Amarillo and Matador, 2006 incident
Original Recording Format: born digital
Recording Format Notes: disc copy available for listening in Reading Room
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